The Obama administration will not penalize employers that do not offer health benefits until 2015. The U.S. Department of Treasury announced the
In United States v. Windsor1, the Supreme Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),2 which defines marriage as solely a legal
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the physician payment sunshine
As part of President Obama’s federal health care reform program, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148) enacted on March 23, 2010 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Pub. L. 111-152) enacted on March 30, 2010 (collectively, “ACA”) amended the Public Health Service Act to establish minimum “medical loss ratio” (“MLR”) standards that health insurance issuers must meet.
Under health care reform, plan sponsors of self-funded health plans and health insurance issuers will owe a new fee that is first payable for plan years ending after September 30, 2012.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released a proposed rule to implement the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act” (the “Sunshine Act”), enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “ACA”).
The Supreme Court of the United States granted five petitions for writs of certiorari today, some of which were ordered consolidated:.
The IRS has issued Notice 2011-28 which provides guidance on reporting the cost of employer-provided health coverage on Form W-2, which will be required for Forms W-2 issued in January 2013 for the 2012 tax year.
On March 21, 2011, Minnesota amended its state tax law for 2010 to conform it to federal tax law on health benefits provided to a child through the end of the year in which the child attains age 26.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform) requires non-grandfathered health plans to make changes to their internal and external claims procedures.